It’s January. Do you know where your thyroid is?
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As principal of Ruston High School for the last 7 and 1/2 years, its been my privilege to watch this school “take off.” After visiting many other schools in Louisiana and other states, my conclusion is that Ruston High is the best.
As a teenager and young child, I spent a significant amount of time reading.
It was a habit to the extreme that during some vacations, I preferred to stay holed up in a backroom absorbed in a good mystery novel rather than socializing with relatives.
But if a child is going to be addicted to something, reading is a good choice.
My mother used to talk about the tornado that hit Shreveport when she was a child growing up there.
The wind was so powerful that it drove a pine straw straight into a telephone pole, as if the brittle straw were a nail. The parents of a young girl who lived close to my mother’s street were killed.
If the neighbors had any warning other than my grandfather’s supposedly arriving at home unexpectedly to shepherd his family to safety, Mama never mentioned it.
Unwritten code for sportswriters: be impartial and don’t get carried away with the subject of your story.
Easier said than done.
There’s one part of that axiom that the unknown author forgot to include: sportswriters are human, too (although Bobby Knight might have a different view).
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